Talked Spotlight: Interview with Fouz Fatima
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Talked Spotlight: Interview with Fouz Fatima

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Written by Talked Team

20 Jan, 2022

Name: Fouz Fatima

Years practising: I took the leap into private practice around August 2021

Speciality: Anxiety, Life Transitions and Grief and Loss

Please describe yourself in 20 words or less.

I am a fun, quirky, and happy person. I truly believe that our work here is to keep working on ourselves. We are only human on this wild and crazy ride called life. A little help goes a long way in our journey.

What is a hobby you love to do in your spare time?

I love spending time playing with my cat Poppy and dreaming up new dishes to cook. I love cooking and my favourite dish to cook is lasagne (yes, there is a secret ingredient).

Why did you choose this career path?

I enjoy helping people and had an interest in mental health. After I had my own experiences with grief and loss, I felt compelled to follow my inner voice and take this path.

Tell me about one experience which has kept you doing what you’re doing.

I mainly work with grief, anxiety, and depression. There is so much to uncover underneath the surface emotions that we feel. What keeps me going is seeing my clients have their own "aha" moments when we have those compassionate conversations.

What is one piece of general advice that you would give to a client starting out their mental health journey?

Start early. Nothing is too small. When you have that niggling feeling that something is not right, reach out for support.

If you weren’t doing what you were doing, what career would you have pursued?

I am actually a trained yoga teacher and absolutely loved teaching back in 2017. My studies pulled me away but I would love to get back into it.

What is one item in your fridge that would surprise us?

Carob chocolate (it's not as sweet as normal chocolate but still delicious).

Is there anything about you that you would like clients who are reading to know?

Give yourself permission to feel all your emotions :) And if you could use a little help, reach out anytime. It's what I am here for!

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If you like what you have read about Fouz, you can book a free 15 minute consultation with her.

This Talked Spotlight was based on an interview conducted in December 2021.

Talked Spotlight is our series where we interview the professionals who help make Talked the premier digital mental health platform. The views expressed are those of the interviewees, based on their experiences within the profession, and as such are not necessarily representative of Talked's views.

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